Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edmund Rubbra

Letter No.: 
VWL3434
October 13th 1956.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Edmund,

I suppose you have heard of the proposed Holst concert?1 - to be given by the L.P.O. on December 10th, which Adrian2 and I are organizing.  We very much want the programme notes written by those who understand and like his work. Would you be one of them?  If you will, I suggest your doing notes on Egdon Heath, Assemble all ye Maidens and Ave Maria.  Assuming When, as I hope, you accept, I will tell the L.P.O. and they will send you a formal invitation. 
Thank you so much for your telegram.3
Yrs R Vaughan Williams


1. This concert was funded by VW through his newly formed Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. The programme notes were written by Scott Goddard, Edmund Rubbra and Herbert Howells. The full programme was: A Fugal Overture H151, The Morning of the Year H164, Ave Maria H49, Assemble all ye maidens H162, Egdon Heath H172, A Choral Fantasia H177, Ode to death H144, A Fugal Concerto H152, and the ballet music from The Perfect Fool H150. See R.V.W.: a biography, pp. 377-378. A similar letter, requesting programme notes for different works, was sent to Herbert Howells (see VWL3433).
2. Adrian Boult
3. This line added in manuscript.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Rubbra Box 21, f. 161
General notes: 

Typewritten

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
561013a